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Question 1

Fill out the gap numbered 1 in the passage below with the correct option from the list of options provided.

___1___ is specialized language that appears in a non-specialized context, thus giving a ___2___ flavor to statements that would be better ___3___ in everyday words. When you are writing a ___4___ in, say, economics, anthropology, or psychology, you can and should use terms that are meaningful within the ___5___ cash flow, kinship structure, paranoid, and so forth. But those same terms become jargon when used out of ___6___.

Options

A) Jargon

B) Vernacular

C) Dialects

D) Wazobia

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Question 2

Fill out the gap numbered 2 in the passage below with the correct option from the list of options provided.

___1___ is specialized language that appears in a non-specialized context, thus giving a ___2___ flavor to statements that would be better ___3___ in everyday words. When you are writing a ___4___ in, say, economics, anthropology, or psychology, you can and should use terms that are meaningful within the ___5___ cash flow, kinship structure, paranoid, and so forth. But those same terms become jargon when used out of ___6___.

Options

A) generalized

B) technical

C) restricted

D) straightforward

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Question 3

Fill out the gap numbered 3 in the passage below with the correct option from the list of options provided.

___1___ is specialized language that appears in a non-specialized context, thus giving a ___2___ flavor to statements that would be better ___3___ in everyday words. When you are writing a ___4___ in, say, economics, anthropology, or psychology, you can and should use terms that are meaningful within the ___5___ cash flow, kinship structure, paranoid, and so forth. But those same terms become jargon when used out of ___6___.

Options

A) addressed

B) written

C) expressed

D) spoken

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Question 4

Fill out the gap numbered 4 in the passage below with the correct option from the list of options provided.

___1___ is specialized language that appears in a non-specialized context, thus giving a ___2___ flavor to statements that would be better ___3___ in everyday words. When you are writing a ___4___ in, say, economics, anthropology, or psychology, you can and should use terms that are meaningful within the ___5___ cash flow, kinship structure, paranoid, and so forth. But those same terms become jargon when used out of ___6___.

Options

A) paper

B) document

C) treatise

D) pamphlet

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Question 5

Fill out the gap numbered 5 in the passage below with the correct option from the list of options provided.

___1___ is specialized language that appears in a non-specialized context, thus giving a ___2___ flavor to statements that would be better ___3___ in everyday words. When you are writing a ___4___ in, say, economics, anthropology, or psychology, you can and should use terms that are meaningful within the ___5___ cash flow, kinship structure, paranoid, and so forth. But those same terms become jargon when used out of ___6___.

Options

A) pool

B) conundrum

C) register

D) field

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Question 6

Fill out the gap numbered 6 in the passage below with the correct option from the list of options provided.

___1___ is specialized language that appears in a non-specialized context, thus giving a ___2___ flavor to statements that would be better ___3___ in everyday words. When you are writing a ___4___ in, say, economics, anthropology, or psychology, you can and should use terms that are meaningful within the ___5___ cash flow, kinship structure, paranoid, and so forth. But those same terms become jargon when used out of ___6___.

Options

A) place

B) meaning

C) contest

D) context

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Question 7

Choose the option nearest in meaning to the italicized words in the following sentence.

He cannot hide his aversion for Kemi’s unrepentant behavior.

Options

A) abhorrence

B) sadness

C) ignominy

D) moodiness

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Question 8

Choose the option nearest in meaning to the italicized words in the following sentence.

The investments in stocks seemed to have gone down the drain with this meltdown in the banking sector

Options

A)
businesses
B)
capital
C)
surplus
D)
dividends
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Question 9

Choose the option nearest in meaning to the italicized words in the following sentence.

My efforts at making her to see my point were rebuffed.

Options

A) embraced

B) antagonized

C) snubbed

D) dividends

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Question 10

Choose the option nearest in meaning to the italicized words in the following sentence.

He is a lout and can’t be relied upon at all

Options

A) vagabond

B) thug

C) unserious

D) liar

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